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Poptek Recs is a simple label with big pop songs.

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New Okay Lindon out now!

Andy Ingram

Okay Lindon's surprising new album, "Participation" is out now. You can stream it here or buy it or stream it from any of your favorite outlets or apps.

The quartet from Cincinnati have gone reggae and they sound so good!

"Participation" by Okay Lindon, coming July 12, 2019

Andy Ingram

We get to announce that the new album from the ever inspiring and surprising Okay Lindon releases on July 12, 2019. "Participation" is the suprise in that this fifth full-length from Okay Lindon is Dustin Smith's long-desired reggae album. "Participation" is absolutely beautiful, whether you are a fan of the genre or not. Political, spiritual, contemplative, smooth- it is everything good that reggae and pop music can be.

"A Reason to Play" is the first sngle and can be streamed now from Okay Lindon's page here at poptek.com.

Pre-orders are live in the Poptek Shop.

The Poptek Stage at IndieCraft

Andy Ingram

Poptek is proud to join and support the first IndieCraft Fest at Mother Stweart's Brewery and Hatch Artist Studios in Springfield, Ohio by hosting our own stage at Hatch Artist Studios. While the Fest starts at 6 PM with our friend M. Ross Perkins playing on the Outdoor Stage, XL427 opens the Poptek Stage at 8 PM with Once A Pine following at 9:15. So many more of our friends' bands from Dayton and Yellow Springs are playing next door at Mother Stewart's Brewery and on the already mentioned outdoor stage that it is guaranteed to be a great time. The Fest is free. The beer is not. Please join us for the fun and melody!

Indie Craft at Mother Stewart's Brewery and the Hatch Artist Studios- 102 W. Columbia St. Springfield, OH

Friday May 17 6-11 PM Free All-ages

Hatch Artist Studios Poptek Recs 3rd Floor Stage

  • 8:00 PM: XL427
  • 9:15 PM: Once a Pine

Mother Stewart's Brewing Co Outdoor Stage

  • 6:00 PM: M Ross Perkins
  • 7:30 PM: Speaking Suns
  • 9:00 PM: Salvadore Ross

Mother Stewart's Brewing Co Indoor Stage

  • 6:45 PM: The Story Changes
  • 8:15 PM: The Crooked Spines
  • 9:45 PM: Lord Kimbo

There is NO CHARGE for admission to either venue. Visiting craft breweries will be located in Mother's Bier Garden. Tickets are required for sampling all visiting breweries and will be available inside Mother's. Sampling tickets are priced at $10/5 tickets and will be redeemed as follows: 4 oz. sample (1 ticket), 8 oz. pour (2 tickets), 16 oz. pint (3 tickets).

The 1984 Draft Share New Single

Andy Ingram

In celebration of Joe Anderl's birthday today, we are premiering a new single from The 1984 Draft, "Elephun". Stream it or download it here. The Draft is working on new material while at the same time re-recording one of their classic albums "Bo Jackson Up the Middle". We think "Elephun" is a grat picture of where the band is going!

A Mary Kate and Trashley Valentine

Andy Ingram

Allow us to announce our newest artist by playing you a song for Valentine's Day.

http://poptek.com/mary-kate-and-trashley/

Listen to that intro! The artist is Mary Kate and Trashley. The song is called "Crush". Appropriate, isn't it?

Mary Kate and Trashley is pretty much just Alexander Scaglia, formerly the drummer of The Florals, playing and singing everything. The name so perfectly describes the sound, and Alexander's eccentric personality. Mary Kate and Trashley "Make A Record" will be released on cassette and digital on April 5, 2019.

Brenna Myers (from Once A Pine and The Florals), Isaac Karns, (from Marble Garden), and Alexander all took turns recording the album. Karns mixed and mastered the EP.

You can pre-order "Make A Record" now from the Poptek Shop.

A Good Year, a New Year!

Andy Ingram

Thank you for all your support and encouragement in the astronomical year of 2018. The world did not end like some feared, though we threw our semi-annual party at The Last Stand Farm that we call Communivale, just in case it did.

We released a rocking great new full-length from The 1984 Draft called "Makes Good Choices". You can stream it here. We love it and others seemed to as well. The vinyl is still on sale in the Poptek Shop if you need that tangible piece of wax and cardboard to enjoy your music. Joe, Eli, Justin, and Chip's hair are planning a new EP in the upcoming year.

We made people sad with the heartbreaking but oh-so-catchy debut of Second Best. And for melancholy people like Christopher Palassis, sad songs are therapy. If you need a free session, you can sing along to that album here.

The prolific Kris N. came out of a an unofficial retirement to bring back his "Song of the Week" series. Catch up here. We are really excited for a yet-to-be-titled Kris N. EP in 2019. The songs are written. Practice has started. Now Kris, Lindsey, Andy and whoever ends up playing guitar just need to press record.

We also have quite a few more releases lined up for 2019.

Okay Lindon is making a reggae record. No, that is not a typo and yes it does sound great. Jordan recorded drums with Isaac Karns at Marble Garden. Dustin is recording the rest of the album now with Erica and Andrew. We predict a Caribbean tour.

Mary-Kate and Trashley is ready to debut with a cuteness and a sound that you can hear just by saying their name. Alexander Scaglia, formerly of The Florals, who also designs under the name WolfBomb, plays everything himself in MK&T. He also recorded at Marble Garden under the control of Mr. Karns.

XL427 is finishing up their longtime-coming second album and it is way spacier than their debut. "Thee, Attack" should suprise some people. Andy takes forever to write and record songs but when he finally settles on something, it's quite good.

Second Best is also working on a new album, though the duo may change their name back to L'Albatros. We'll see.

We also hope to debut Once A Pine, the new band from the super-talented Brenna Myers, formerly of The Florals.

Expect other surprises too, just because we can.

It's Record Store Day Every Day!

Andy Ingram

You can now get our two most recent releases, The 1984 Draft "Makes Good Choices" vinyl and the Second Best debut cassette, from a wider range of record stores.

CINCINNATI, OH Everybody's Records Plaid Room Records Shake It Records

COLUMBUS, OH Used Kids Records

DAYTON, OH Omega Music Skeleton Dust Records

SPRINGFIELD, OH Champion City Guide & Supply

YELLOW SPRINGS, OH Toxic Beauty Records

The 1984 Draft "Makes Good Choices" is out now!

Andy Ingram

After a long build-up, today sees the official, worldwide release of The 1984 Draft "Makes Good Choices". You can order the vinyl from us in the Poptek Shop. You can get the digital anywhere you choose, including the major stores we will link below. We even are offering discs. You can get those in the Poptek Shop too.

Thanks for listening and we hope you enjoy this album as much as we do.

Amazon

Apple iTunes

Google Play

Spotify

Hear all the "Good Choices" at Rebel Noise!

Andy Ingram

The 1984 Draft "Makes Good Choices" finally releases to digital stores and streaming services around the world on Friday August 24. The release show is then on Saturday August 25 in Dayton, Ohio. But now, you can hear the album in its entirety thanks to Rebel Noise. Click through for the prize!

http://www.rebelnoise.com/articles/album-premiere-makes-good-choices-by-the-1984-draft

New Noise premieres The 1984 Draft's "Lutheran Heat"

Andy Ingram

Click over to New Noise Magazine as they have premiered the first single from The 1984 Draft "Makes Good Choices" entitled "Lutheran Heat". This is the first in a series of premieres and if you like what you hear, go ahead and pre-order the 12" vinyl which is shipping now ahead of The Draft's release show on August 25.

https://newnoisemagazine.com/stream-1984-draft-lutheran-heat/

Make a Good Choice by Pre-Ordering the New 1984 DRAFT Full-Length

Andy Ingram

The new full-length album from THE 1984 DRAFT is on its way back from the printing press in large circles of 12" vinyl beauty. "Makes Good Choices" is available for pre-order now in the Poptek Shop.

We are still putting together details for the release shows, probably coming in August. And the album will also release on disc and digital. But for now, order the vinyl and we will ship it your way as soon as it arrives on our door step.

The album sounds great and we are excited to get it out to music fans everywhere.

Coming in SECOND BEST.

Andy Ingram

The debut EP from SECOND BEST releases today from digital stores and streamers worldwide. The noisey duo is comprised of the voice and guitar antics of physicist and fashion blogger Gigi Palassis (The Greek God of Style) with the drumming of Andy Ingram. The honesty is heartwrenching but the songs are too catchy. Listen to it here: http://www.poptek.com/second-best/ or wherever you usually get your music from.

THE 1984 DRAFT is on the clock.

Andy Ingram

From now on, we are going to have a lot of fun throwing around football cliches. But first we want to announce that Dayton's THE 1984 DRAFT has joined Poptek. Their next album "The 1984 Draft Makes Good Choices" is close to being complete and will release on vinyl, disc, and digital in 2018.

So why are we adding a band named a year later than the famous NFL Quarterback Draft Class of 1983? It just make sense in so many ways for Poptek to join forces with THE 1984 DRAFT. First, go listen to their previous release "Heisman Trophy Winner". The songs are messy and gloriously catchy and they love The Replacements. That's such a perfect formula.

Secondly, we very much value friendship and the guys in THE DRAFT have either been longtime friends or recently became such. Principal songwriter Joe Anderl has been writing, recording, and touring for many years. You can't make music in Dayton and not run parallel circles with Joe. And then Joe married Amanda who is the head of Poptek's street team. And before that Joe got Justin Satinover to play drums in THE DRAFT. Justin also plays live guitar with KRIS N. and played with Kris in their first band THROWING ROCKS AT GIRLS. Justin's brother Nick played on the first two KRIS N. albums and collaborated with Neises in HANGOVER, OHIO. Bassist Chip Heck played shows alongside Kris and Justin when Heck was part of SHADYSIDE. And then there is Eli Alban, whose musical history is unknown to us, but who is probably the most melodic and most underappreciated guitarist in Dayton, Ohio.

So all that to say that Poptek is excited to release "The 1984 Draft Makes Good Choices" coming up in 2018.